That’s Mandarin Tips : To meet, jiàn (见) or jiàn miàn (见面)

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“jiàn (见)” and “jiàn miàn (见面)” both mean “to meet, to see”. However, in order to express “A meets B”, the structures used are A + jiàn (见) + B and A + hé(和) + B + jiàn miàn (见面) respectively. Let’s have a look at some examples:

English

I want to see you.

Chinese (Pinyin)

wǒ  yào  jiàn  nǐ。

Chinese (Character)

我要见你。

the verb to meet conversation

English

I met him yesterday.

Chinese (Pinyin)

zuó tiān  wǒ  hé  tā  jiàn miàn  le。

Chinese (Character)

昨天我和他见面了。

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